Welcome to Gordano Valley Archers

COSE 2016 West of England Club of the Year

f23811c99d03543abe9480cf6.jpgWe are a very open and friendly Archery Club based on the edge of the Gordano Valley at The Downs School in Wraxall, North Somerset.

Our vision is to promote and develop the sport of archery and to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all.

We aim to achieve this by ensuring we have a highly motivated and professional team of coaches and officials dedicated to the principles of equitable practice.

The club is committed to providing archery as an all inclusive sport and actively promotes the sport as a Triple A sport for all the family. Triple A = All Ability Archery.

We shoot throughout the year on Sundays at our ground as well as having an indoor facility from October to March that we use on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings when the weather does not permit outdoor shooting.

Shooting times are:

Sundays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF

09:00 to 10:00 – Set up range – Club Members
10:00 to 12:30 – Assembly beginners and club shoot.
12:30 to 13:00 – Take down range

Indoor range available (weather dependent)

09:00 to 09:30 – Set up
09:30 to 12:00 – Beginners & Juniors Club Members
09:30 to 12:00 – Senior Members if spare capacity ( Members please set up on the landing)
12:00 to 12:30 –Take down range

Mondays (@ Worle) 58 New Bristol Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 6AQ

Closed for the Summer

17:30 to 21:00 Beginner, Novice, Intermediate or Experienced archers welcomed.

Wednesdays (The Downs School) Wraxall BS48 1PF

18:15 to 20:30 indoors—main club shoot (Members Only)

Please note for safety we do not allow all carbon arrows to be used on our outdoor ranges.

Ring In The New Year

newyear2018and the new Archery GB Outdoor season.

Congratulations, to everyone who achieved their goals and classifications last year, for those unfortunate to miss your target by maybe just one score commiserations.

It’s never too early to start, whether you are  chasing the next level or you have started shooting a new bow type.Your  2019 Outdoor classification is just  three score sheets, of the same level, away and you can  collect some more quiver bling.

If you need any help on what rounds to shoot please ask for more information or download the guide sheet from the members section.

Frosty Folk Tournament

Frosty Fellow
*Frosty Folk * Tournament *
(format previously run by AIUK as the Ironman)

Sunday 30th December 2018
9:30 set up at the container for a 10:15 start.

Seven dozen arrows, which is 14 ends in total. 30 metres, 80cm target faces, 10 zone scoring.

This is an ALL weather tournament and will continue irrespective of wind or rain, subject to it being safe. So wrap up warm and dry.

Results Now Available

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Archery Over the Holiday Period

christmasSun. 23rd December - New Club Kit collection.
– Indoor Range Only.
– Members to arrange equipment for 30th December.

Wed. 26th December – No Archery.

Sun. 30th December –  Frosty Folk Tournament.(come rain, shine or frost).
– No Indoor Session
– Members needing Club equipment please  arrange on 23rd December.

Wed. 2nd January   – Archery – Subject to sufficient archers. (Hopefully WA25)

Sun. 6th January      – Archery – New Outdoor Season starts.

Wed.9th January      – Archery – Indoor Season continues.

Sun. 13th January    – Beginners Courses restarts.

Archery GB January Challenge Returns

archerygbSenior*  Indoor ‘January’ Challenge

The chance for ALL members to compete in a countrywide challenge, without having to get up early an drive to a different venue. *Juniors can enter, but will be counted alongside adults (often they do, and, of course, beat them) Categories include the usual categories but with an additional split for archers who commenced Archery after Feb 2018, more experienced archers and those who stared archery before 1994.

During January you can submit, via an on-line form, your best  Portsmouth score. Closing date for entries 5th February 2019.

A few basic rules and form are available on the Archery GB website & Scores.

Remembrance Day Clout

cloutNovember 11th 2018 saw our first Remembrance Day Clout Shoot.  Interest in clout shooting has been growing steadily at GVA over the last few months. Always a popular part of the beginners’ course, we now have a regular group of long-distance archers on a Sunday morning.

In the build up to this years’ shoot the weather forecast was looking less than promising with whispers of possible cancellation. However, on the day we were blessed with dry and sunny conditions with only the occasional ‘Gordano Gust’ up from the Bristol Channel.

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